COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

  1. Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County
  2. What restrictions are currently in place?
  3. Is my business essential or non-essential?
  4. What City services are changed?
  5. How do I stay informed?

*Last updated May 26, 2020, 9 a.m., per the Hood County Public Health Authority

Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County

1107Total COVID-19 tests reported
26Positive cases
796Negative tests
43Pending laboratory confirmation*
2At home in self-isolation
2COVID-19-related death
15People Recovered

Where did these people contract COVID-19?

6travel
7work contacts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
7infected family members
1not yet have an identified source

*Additional tests from area nursing homes done on 5-19-2020 are still pending results

COVID-19 Questions? Dial 2-1-1 or Check Online With DSHS

For questions regarding COVID-19, residents are urged to dial 2-1-1 from any phone, or go to the Texas Department of State Health Services website https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus These remain the best sources of information for Hood County residents regarding COVID-19 and self-protection measures. DSHS updates its county-by-county tracking map daily and can be viewed by clicking here.

Rumor Control

Please do not pass on rumors. Do your part to the stop the spread of disinformation by doing three easy things:

  1. Don’t believe the rumors.
  2. Don’t pass them along.
  3. Go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the federal (COVID-19) response.

Check your state, local, tribal and territorial governments’ official websites or social media accounts first for information specific to your community.

On social media, be sure to check for a blue verified badge next to the account name. This tells you it’s an official account.

COVID-19/Coronavirus Information Update